Steve Jobs Dead at 56
(Reuters) Apple Inc co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, counted among the greatest American CEOs of his generation, died on Wednesday at the age of 56, after a years-long and highly public battle with cancer and other health issues.
I’m a huge Steve Jobs fan, and it’s really terrible news hearing that “Steve Jobs Dead” has been announced by Apple. I love my Apple products -- I’m a Mac user (if you cannot tell already), proud owner of an iPad, many iPods, and an iPhone.
Steve Jobs is Apple, and many people have suggested that with Tim Cook taking over as CEO from Jobs, that Apple would never be the same without him.
I don’t know if I entirely agree that Steve Jobs leaving Apple will hurt Apple’s credibility as I believe that Apple is a strong company without Jobs, but with Steve Jobs death it is entirely possible that Apple stock could hurt. If it does drop, I would think it would only be for a while, until people are no longer worried about Steve Jobs not being able to consult for Apple anymore.
Today was such a happy day, until I heard this news....
RIP - Steve Jobs...